October, 2020

Dear friends of Coro Lux,

As we head into the seventh month of the pandemic quarantine, our organization continues to work toward the day when things will return to “normal.” However, it seems clear that when that day comes, things will not be quite the same.

We’ve all had to embrace new technology. Or rather, most of us became far more familiar with technology that some have been using for awhile. For example, the board and chorus now meet regularly via Zoom. And our Virtual Holiday Concert will be offered on YouTube.

Along those same lines, we’re happy to have used this time to start an e-newsletter! Look for a link to that elsewhere on this page. And if you’re not already a subscriber, we hope you’ll sign up on the form also found just to the right of this letter.

We’re so very proud of the work of our ad hoc medical committee and their comprehensive Report on Singing in the Time of COVID-19. And while these are fraught times in our country, we believe in the power of art to bring people together. To that end, please note our official Statement on Inclusivity.

Though these are the roughest times many of us can remember, we must also recall that history is filled with upheavals. These are just our particular issues. Yet through it all, people have been comforted and cheered by singing, that most human of all the arts. We’ll keep singing when and where we can, until we can all sing together once again.

Stay safe,

Bradley Ellingboe
Artistic Director and Founder

Coro Lux — an auditioned chorus — has a generous scholarship program meant to help ALL who need financial help to participate, particularly those who are in the midst of, or who have recently finished, their schooling.

 For information about joining our chorus or contributing to our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, please email info@abqcorolux.org.

Coro Lux Statement on Inclusivity

Coro Lux is built on the ideal of “doing good as we do well.” We believe that in diversity there is strength. We believe the voices of the world should be heard, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation. In the past we have used our concerts to call for peace and to benefit charitable causes, and we will redouble our efforts going forward. Through our art we sing for a better world.

Coro Lux November 2020 Newsletter

  • Welcome to the second edition of “News of Note,” the e-newsletter of Coro Lux. Inside you’ll find an article about a musician or a piece relevant to our season, an interview of one of our members and an update regarding singing during the time of this novel pandemic. You’ll also find news from related arts organizations in central and northern New Mexico. Thanks to our supporters and advertisers for making all this possible!

Report on Singing in the Time of COVID-19

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Dear friends of Coro Lux

It will come as no surprise but, nevertheless, this notice officially cancels the remainder of our spring season.

The New Mexico Philharmonic is committed to rescheduling our performance of the Requiem. That date has yet to be set.

In regard to the May concerts by the Chamber Chorus at the Canteen Brewhouse those, too, will be rescheduled. Of course, we need to see what the situation dictates as the coming months unfold.

I’m disappointed, as I know many of you are, but safety must come first.

Blessings and good health to you all.

Brad

Bradley Ellingboe
Artistic Director
Coro Lux

 

 

Sunday, April 19, 2020 – 3:00pm (POSTPONED)
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Albuquerque, NM

The Coro Lux Oratorio Society and the New Mexico Philharmonic present Requiem by Bradley Ellingboe.

 

Sunday, May 3, 2020 – (TO BE RESCHEDULED)
Canteen Brewhouse
2381 Aztec Rd. NE

The Coro Lux Chamber Chorus presents Our Fifth Annual Pops Concert and Sing-Along.